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It sure has been a crazy year, so if you’re looking to finally end 2020 with a bang, we have compiled a list of the best places to say farewell to 2020 and ring in the new year.

It is important to notice the new rules announced on 26 December 2020. Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management approved precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations in a household. The meeting was chaired by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

It was announced that social gatherings must be limited to 30 people with proper social distancing measures in place. Social distancing should be calculated so that each person attending the gathering can have a minimum of 4 sq.m. space at the venue itself. Anybody not adhering to these rules will be fined heavily at 50,000 AED for the host and 15,000 AED for every else who attended.

If you don’t want to risk house parties, you can choose one of these options offered across Dubai:

Breeze, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah

If you’re looking for something by the sea breeze with live entertainment, this beach club on the Palm has got it. With an option of a day time session for 395 AED per person, and 895 AED per person for the evening ticket. Both events feature a DJ set from Hedkandi founder and dance music legend Mark Doyle, as well as Dutch DJ Mike Van Loon.

The Duck Hook and Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai Hills Golf Club

Enjoy a variety of culinary options such as seafood, sushi, roast beef and lamb carvery with the family at Dubai Hills Golf Club. Seating is available indoors and on their spacious outdoor terrace overlooking Downtown Dubai. If you happen to have a fur baby, The Duck Hook and Hillhouse is pet friendly. Prices start at 365 AED for soft drinks, 595 AED for the house package and 695 for the premium sparkling package.

Bussola, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

At Bussola you can ring in the New Year in a true Italian-style. 295 AED for children aged 6-11. For the adults, you can enjoy the house and sparkling package for 895 AED from 8pm-1am. A great view to watch the Palm Jumeirah fireworks from.

Barasti, Dubai Marina Le Méridien Mina Seyahi

If you’re looking to party with your toes in the sand this New Year’s Eve, Barasti has got it, along with a great atmosphere and good music. Prices start at 250 AED for the house package, 1900 AED for a table of six, 2,500 for table of eight. You can enjoy the celebrations from 7pm-3am.

Cafe Belge, Ritz-Carlton, DIFC

Looking for something a little glam? Welcome the New Year with the famous Gatsby-themed brunch by Secret Parties. 495 AED for soft drinks, 895 AED for house beverages, 995 AED for sparkling. Starting from 8pm until midnight followed by an after party from 12 until 2am.

Jazz@PizzaExpress, Cluster A, JLT,

Enjoy the last night of the year with some pizza and free-flowing beverages along with some live music for a great atmosphere. Prices start from 449 AED per person. The Party starts from 8pm-1.30am.

Koko Bay, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah

If you are looking for something a bit more chilled with a beach vibe then this location is perfect for you. You can get unlimited soft drinks from 695 AED, unlimited house drinks for 895 AED, and for 1,195 AED you can be a bit more fancy and enjoy the sparkling package. Children aged 6-12 can eat and drink for 295 AED. This beach vibe celebration starts from 7pm-midnight.

Marina Social, InterContinental Dubai Marina

Farewell 2020 and greet the new year with style, good food and dazzling drinks. The views will make you want to stay a little longer all while clinking a glass with your closest friends and family.Top British food and drinks start at 795 AED for the house package and 895 AED for the bubbly deal. You can enjoy this deal from 7pm onwards.

STK, Address Downtown

This cool steakhouse in Dubai with views of Burj Khalifa which will have a firework display this year. Prices start from 1,300 AED and the timings are from 9pm-1am.

Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

It has been confirmed that this year’s burj Khalifa firework display is back! Emaar at Downtown Dubai are preparing for an incredible Fireworks and laser show to ring in the new year in awe. The massive show Dubai is well-known for, will take place again this year and will be broadcasted live globally. A live stream will also be available at: mydubainewyear.com The coverage will start at 8.30pm.

Under the government’s safety measures, there will be thermal cameras, social distancing, contactless payments and disinfecting in place.

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